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Comment Re:Remember kids! (Score 1) 373

Doesn't matter a microiota. They agreed. They must have been fucking stupid, but they agreed.

If I wanted to bet you a fuckzillion pounds on a coin toss (as long as we used my special coin) wouldn't you at least be a teeny bit suspicious?

And the cards were not marked (as in, the gambler tinkered with them). They were stock products, and were faulty. If the casino has a claim, it's against the manufacturer.

Oh, hang on. That's liability laws, which is regulation, which is communism, which is socialised healthcare death panels and compulsory homosexuality and area 21.

Comment Re:I don't get it... but maybe I'm not supposed to (Score 1) 84

The Super NES was good, but crippled by the fact that MODE 7 could only scale and rotate backgrounds, not sprites.

In the same generation, Genesis needed the Sega CD peripheral to rotate anything, and though Neo Geo could scale, it couldn't rotate and was too expensive for most players.

Comment Re: False premise (Score 1) 459

If there isn't enough demand for low end computers they'll just disappear

Exactly my point. The market will have locked down appliances at the low end and high end general purpose computers at the high end. This spells trouble for anybody who wants to make the transition from tasks that can be done on a locked down appliance to tasks that require a general purpose computer.


Apple Exec Jimmy Iovine Confirms Company's Interest in Making 'Pop Culture' TV Shows ( 75

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is working to bring in veteran producers to help create original content, including TV series and movies. Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine has all but confirmed the report and company's intentions to expand. From a report: "We're going to do whatever hits popular cultural smack on the nose," Iovine said when asked about Apple's reported expansion. Days after The Wall Street Journal's report that Apple plans to expand into original TV series and movies, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine hinted at what that might look like. "At Apple Music, what we're trying to create is an entire cultural, pop cultural experience, and that happens to include audio and video," he told reporters at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour. "If South Park walks into my office, I am not going to say you're not musicians, you know?" Iovine continued when pressed about the report. "We're going to do whatever hits popular culture smack on the nose. We're going to try."

Comment Re:Emergency response (Score 1) 120

Nice try Airbus, but I can't image the local yard Nazis allowing giant mutant bumblebees to knock over the azaleas early in the morning. Those tiny-tiny ducted fans would just shriek.

You think leaf blowers were bad....

Maybe that's why they have wheels, so they drive a to a suitable location where they can lift off.

Comment Re:Better news!! (Score 1) 64

Even better news!! The Obama Administration has 8 solid years of recordings already in place

True, but keep in mind that the mass surveillance was rampant was before Obama assumed office in 2009. Arguably the only thing that changed is the capability due to the technological advances.

for political or apolitical detentions.

Citation needed.

Comment Re:Provided you're using it for business (Score 1) 459

My only cheap computers are an old Netbook I didn't have the heart to get rid of, and a Chromebook I take to breakfast. Those are cheap and I don't care if they are lost or get stolen.

With 10.1" netbooks becoming harder to find as manufacturers make 11.6" their smallest size, I do care if mine gets stolen.

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